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March 1, 2009
"It comes as no surprise that those individuals who use vitamin and mineral supplements also engage in other healthy behaviours, such as trying to eat a well-balanced diet and being physically active."
— Douglas MacKay, ND, vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition, in response to the conclusion of a study that children who take vitamin and mineral supplements the most are the least likely to need them
Time for change
"The FDA has not been able to catch some of these things as quickly as I would have expected them to catch them, so we're going to be doing a complete review of its operations."
—?President Barack Obama on the February 1 Today Show
"If you cannot [make a health] claim, the product concept itself doesn't work. Why would somebody buy your product if they don't know what it does?"
— Miguel da Silva, an adviser at food-industry consulting firm EAS, concerning the European Food Safety Authority's hard-line stance on health claims
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